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Aug 22, 2010

There's no business like...

Through the years, I've been fortunate enough to sometimes write and edit article dealing with the entertainment industry. These usually involved....More
Aug 07, 2010

Catching Forty Winks

I reflect on the era when the Monday after Labor Day meant the opening of the SAE Off-Highway Show in Milwaukee. The first time I attended an SAE Off....More
Aug 05, 2010

Focus on efficiency

It’s always a good idea to design for efficiency whenever you can. But efficiency can be a hard sell unless the buyer or management sees higher....More
Aug 03, 2010

Hyped up over hybrids

Seems like everything is hybrid these days. Ever since the introduction of hybrid cars, we see the word hybrid popping up everywhere....More
Jul 24, 2010

My connection to a serial killer

If you're like me, you sometimes enter your name into a search engine to see what, if anything, comes up....More
Jul 22, 2010

Hydraulics has been vindicated

"My first reaction to the missing arm was, 'There's some hydraulic guy sweating!' Then I thought about it and said to my wife, 'I'll bet it's an....More
Jul 08, 2010

Is fluid power research returning to its heyday?

Sitting at my desk, I daydream about what it must have been like to work in the 1960s and late 50s — what many would consider the heyday of fluid....More
Jul 06, 2010

Preventive maintenance — dull, except for the bottom line

Mechanics are like anyone else; they like excitement and a challenge. So if equipment goes down because a pump fails or a valve sticks, everyone gets....More
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Alan Hitchcox

Alan joined Hydraulics & Pneumatics in 1987 with experience as a technical magazine editor and in industrial sales. He graduated with a BS in engineering technology from Franklin University and...
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